Housing Partnership Workgroup
Working together as housing partners
Twice per year, housing providers and social service providers throughout Multnomah County meet to share resources and training opportunities at the Housing Partnership Workgroup (HPW), convened by Northwest Pilot Project and made possible through funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services. With an average of 100 attendees per meeting, participants share housing opportunities, learn about resources, and collaborate to support long-term housing stability for low-income tenants.
Affordable building owners and property management companies in our area regularly attend HPW to share resources and opportunities, including Central City Concern, REACH, Affinity, NW Housing Alternatives, and Income Property Management.
Social service agencies and government organizations in the region that address the needs of families with children, youth, adults, and seniors participate in this collaboration. These include Home Forward, Transition Projects, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Impact NW, YWCA, Human Solutions, JOIN, Luke-Dorf, Multnomah County ADVSD, IRCO, Fair Housing Council of Oregon, Urban League, El Programa Hispano, and many more.
Trainings and resources
Presentation topics address areas of concern to housing and social service providers, including landlord-tenant law, how to make referrals to social service agencies, and emerging issues in housing policy. Speakers share expertise across a variety of housing topics to help attendees understand complex rules and systems and better provide services to populations with low incomes and experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
Our next HPW meeting is on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 3:00-5:00pm at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson Street in Portland. We meet in the Fireside Room, which is near the northwest corner of the First United Methodist property and is easily accessible from the parking lot.
By MAX: Take the blue or red line to the Goose Hollow/ SW Jefferson Street MAX station and head immediately south from the station (the First United Methodist campus is next to the station).
By bus: First United Methodist is next to stops for line 6, 58, and 68.
Off street parking available, including disabled placard spaces close to building entrance.
The Fireside Room is at ground level and approximately 30 feet from the nearest disabled parking spaces in a flat parking lot. The room is set up with rows of chairs with enough space for wheelchairs or mobility devices to move through the aisles. There is an ADA accessible bathroom on site.
What to bring
- Brochures, flyers, or other printed materials for your building or social service program. (We recommend at least 25-40 copies of your printed materials.)
- Invite a colleague! HPW is a great place to learn and make new connections in affordable housing.
Contact Marisa Espinoza, Public Policy Coordinator at 503-478-6860 or email@example.com